Health, fitness and well-being are huge concerns for most adults these days. Hardly a day goes by without a new fitness fad or diet craze being splashed across the media. But is jumping on the latest bandwagon a way to lasting, sustainable health? When it comes to oral health, braces are one way to ensure teeth last longer and overall health is maintained.
Let’s face it, green juices and hot yoga sound much more appealing than getting a set of brackets and wires fitted to the teeth at a dental surgery such as One Smile Oral Care, especially as an adult. Why would someone get fitted for braces in West Malling?
The reasons why
- Braces offer lasting health benefits. A diet can last a few weeks, an exercise routine a few months – whatever it is, it has to be constantly worked at to keep offering benefit. Although treatment with braces can last up to two years for serious misalignments, once it’s done, it’s done. The teeth or jaw have moved and the benefits will always be there
- Oral health is improved after wearing braces because they close up the gaps that can be a breeding ground for tooth decay-causing bacteria. Straight, well-aligned teeth are also easy to keep clean.
- Healthy teeth mean better overall health. Chronic gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, strokes, inflammation in other parts of the body and memory loss.
- Issues such as excessive snoring, headaches, neck and jaw pain can be caused by misaligned teeth. Teeth that are uneven will also wear down more quickly making it more likely that they will need to be replaced in the future.
There are many different kinds of braces on offer, it’s not just about the train track look. Braces in West Malling can be invisible, clear, removable and tooth-coloured to blend into the teeth, rather than standing out. The kind of brace the dentist recommends depends on the severity of the work that needs to be done and sometimes, it just does take a set of traditional brackets and wires.
But even if that is the case, the overall health benefits are huge. It’s worth a look.